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BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

by David Hare based on the book by Katherine Boo

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GenreDrama
Previews from10 Nov 2014
Opens18 Nov 2014
Booking to05 May 2015
Closes05 May 2015
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PerformersMeera Syal, Stephanie Street, Shane Zaza, Gavi Singh Chera, Hiran Abeysekera, Esh Alladi, Nathalie Armin, Pal Aron, Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Vincent Ebrahim, Sartaj Garewal, Mariam Haque, Thusitha Jayasundera, Muzz Khan, Ranjit Krishnamma, Manjeet Mann, Nikita Mehta, Anjli Mohindra, Tia Palamathanan, Bharti Patel, Ronak Patani, Chook Sibtain, Anneika Rose, Anjana Vasan, Assad Zaman.
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignKatrina Lindsay
LightingPaule Constable
Choreography
Costume
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisIndia is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.
B/O Price£15 to £50
Length2hrs 50mins
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TREASURE ISLAND

by Robert Louis Stevenson, adaptation by Bryony Lavery

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GenreDrama
Previews from03 Dec 2014
Opens10 Dec 2014
Booking to08 Apr 2015
Closes08 Apr 2015
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PerformersPatsy Ferran (Jim), Arthur Darvill (Long John Silver), Daniel Coonan, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Paul Dodds, Heather Dutton, Nick Fletcher, Joshua James, Helena Lymbery, Alexandra Maher, Alastair Parker, Tim Samuels, David Sterne, Ben Thompson, Zubin Varla, Roger Wilson.
DirectorPolly Findlay
DesignLizzie Clachan
LightingBruno Poet
Choreography
Costume
SoundDan Jones
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisFollows Young Jim Hawkins and his motley crew across the ocean in their search for hidden pirate spoils.
B/O Price£15 - £50
Length2hrs 20mins
Other Infosuitable for those aged 10 and over.
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EVERYMAN

a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

     

GenreDrama
Previews from22 Apr 2015
Opens29 Apr 2015
Booking to16 Jul 2015
Closes
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PerformersChiwetel Ejiofor (Everyman), Paul Bullion, Adam Burton, Joshua Lacey, Ira Mandela Siobhan and Clemmie Sveaas
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignIan MacNeil
LightingPaul Anderson
ChoreographyJavier De Frutos
CostumeNicky Gillibrand
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisEveryman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
B/O Price£15 to £35
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BEAUX' STRATAGEM, THE

by George Farquhar

     

GenreComedy
Previews from19 May 2015
Opens26 May 2015
Booking to19 Jul 2015
Closes
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Performerstba
DirectorSimon Godwin
DesignLizzie Clachan
LightingJon Clark
ChoreographyJonathan Goddard
Costume
SoundChristopher Shutt
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisThe 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.
B/O Price£15 to £35
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OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

     

GenreDrama
Previews fromExp Aug 2015
OpensExp Aug 2015
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Performerstba
DirectorNadia Fall
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WONDER.LAND

Music by Damon Albarn and Book and Lyrics by Moira Buffini, inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'

     

GenreMusical
Previews fromExp Nov 2015
OpensExp Nov 2015
Booking to
Closes
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Performerstba
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignRae Smith
LightingPaule Constable
ChoreographyJavier De Frutos
CostumeKatrina Lindsay
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre and Manchester International Festival
SynopsisWelcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be. Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself. Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets - the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen - seem strangely familiar. As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.
B/O Price£tba
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Other InfoMusical Direction by David Shrubsole, Projections by 59 Productions
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AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews fromExp Nov 2015
OpensExp Nov 2015
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Performerstba
DirectorPolly Findlay
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Producer National Theatre
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Olivier at National Theatre
South bank, London, SE1 9PX
(south side of Waterloo Bridge)
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 020 7452 3000

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